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Special day for emergency nurses

  ED Nurses Day celebrates dedicated workers who save lives from immediate danger. Seeing the smiling face of a woman whose husband had been rushed into the emergency department with a life-threatening cardiac condition just days earlier reaffirmed to Flinders ...

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Perioperative people skills

Nurses in the operating room should be conduits for communication and teamwork to help prevent errors, educators say. Education providers, including the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and universities throughout the nation, are putting greater focus on non-technical skills in curriculums ...

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Australian care travels well

There are many opportunities for local professionals to find work or volunteer overseas.  For Abbey McDermott, the opportunity to work abroad was too good to miss. Despite enjoying working as an emergency nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne after graduating from ...

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More nurses fed up, set to bolt

Survey finds heavy workloads, lack of respect driving people from profession.  Preliminary findings from a national survey have shown an increase of 8 percentage points in the number of nurses wanting to leave the profession over the next 12 months. Researchers ...

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Winning them over

Sue Denham, an emergency nurse practitioner, shares her experience implementing the practitioner role into the ED of a regional public hospital, despite many initial objections. It’s hard to believe I’m writing this and even harder to believe that only a ...

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Under old protocol

More elderly patients are presenting in emergency departments, presenting new challenges for staff.  Emergency departments throughout the world are experiencing increased presentations of elderly patients, sparking concerns that procedures, along with physical design, may need to be rethought. In response ...

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Top 5 inspiring choices

The results are in for Nursing Review’s Top 5 Inspirational Nurses poll for 2013: this is who you voted for.  The researcher: Karen-leigh Edward wants to get more nurses doing hands-on research Name: Karen-leigh Edward Position: Director of the Nursing ...

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Election Focus: primary healthcare is critical

Nursing leaders have spoken out about a raft of issues including primary healthcare reform, and are calling on nurses to become more vocal in public debate.  Primary healthcare reform and nursing workforce concerns are among the critical health issues that ...

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Nurses need more education on co-morbidity

There are new programs in the works to ensure nurses have the right skills to manage patients presenting with both mental and physical health conditions.  With yet more research suggesting that physical health conditions amplify the risk of mental illness, ...

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Nursing staff numbers on the critical list

Australia faces a critical shortage of nurses over the next decade unless governments address dwindling job opportunities, an over-reliance on skilled migration, and a lack of training in aged care.  With projections that Australia is to be short more than ...

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